The main objective of the Belize Tourism Board is to build tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner and to promote Belize as a primary tourist destination both locally and internationally. Today the BTB issued a press release announcing COPA Airlines’ first flight to Belize City which arrived at 12:49 pm via Hub de la Americas in Panama City with a total number of ninety two passengers on board. The official inauguration ceremony began at 1:15 pm and included the Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation as a guest speaker. Heredia stated that Belize’s alliance with COPA will attract South American tourists to Belize, therefore, resulting in an expansion of Belize’s tourism industry.
Executive President for COPA Airlines, Said Heilbron stated, quote “With our flight to Belize we expect to amplify the opportunities of development in the business and tourism sectors in this city, while improving in an important manner the connectivity of the country to Latin America.” End quote.
The flights are scheduled twice a week on Tuesdays and Friday’s departing Panama at 11:29 am and arriving in Belize at 12:52 pm and the flights that will depart from Belize City are scheduled on the same days leaving at 2:17 pm and arriving in Panama at 5:34 pm. With the addition of Belize, COPA now has a sum of seventy four destinations in thirty one countries in the Caribbean, North, Central and South America.
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